Frontiers in Stem Cells & Regeneration


Course Date: September 25 – October 1, 2016

Deadline: July 18, 2016 | Apply here

2015 Agenda (PDF)

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Directors: Jennifer Morgan, MBL; and Gerald P. Schatten, University of Pittsburgh

The Stem Cells and Regeneration Course (formerly known as FrHESC) is a dynamic, evolving laboratory and lecture course that includes the complete array of biological and medical perspectives from fundamental basic biology of “stemness” and mechanisms of regeneration through evaluation of pluripotent stem cells for therapeutic benefit.

The NIH sponsored course is designed for postdoctoral fellows, newly independent scientists, and established investigators seeking comprehensive and sophisticated training in research strategies and state-of-the-art cellular, molecular and genetic approaches for advancing human embryonic stem cell research.

The course consists of daily lectures from resident faculty and other invited speakers, discussions and informal seminars, laboratory exercises and demonstrations, and one-on-one tutorials.

The Stem Cells and Regeneration Course will exclusively use human embryonic stem cell lines on the NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry and being routinely cultured at the Pittsburgh Development Center.

Recent Faculty:

Eli Adashi, Brown University
Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, UCSF
Ona Bloom, Feinstein Institute
Susan Bryant, University of California, Irvine
Diane Carlisle, University of Pittsburgh
Chad Cowan, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Ina Dobrinski, University of Calgary
Charles Easley, Emory University School of Medicine
David Forsthoefel, OMRF
Elaine Fuchs, Rockefeller University / HHMI
Jose Garcia Arraras, University of Puerto Rico
David Gardiner, University of California, Irvine
David Hyde, Notre Dame University
Mark Hughes, Genesis Genetics Institute
Jongwhan Kim, University of Texas-Austin
Mark Krasnow, Stanford
Leslie Leinwand, University of Colorado, Boulder
Michael Levin, Tufts University
Malcolm Maden, University of Florida
Alexander Meissner, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Maya Mitalipova, MIT
James Monaghan, Northeastern University
Jennifer Morgan, MBL
Ken Muneoka, Texas A&M
Andras Nagy, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto
Phil Newmark, Univ. of Ill. Urbana-Champaign / HHMI
Kyle Orwig, University of Pittsburgh
Pasquale Patrizio, Yale University School of Medicine
Jan Pruszak, University of Freiburg
Ravi Ravindranath, NIH/NICHD
Tobias Schatton, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Jerry Shay, University of Texas-Southwestern
Calvin Simerly, University of Pittsburgh
Henk ten Have, Duquesne University
Jonathan Tilly, Northeastern University
Ava Udvadia, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
S. Randal Voss, University of Kentucky
Amittha Wickrema, UChicago
Hunt Willard, MBL
Leonard Zon, Harvard / HHMI